War

Part1

Human societies are stuffed like turkeys at Christmas with a constant stream of war-glorifying programming through TV, movies and other propaganda machines. There is nothing remotely glorious about wars.

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Now you see it…Now you don’t: The Oxford Henge

This is Part 2 of Now you see it…Now you don’t.

 

This is a re-formatted article that was on my former website. It was part of a larger article on Oxford published in August 2008.

 

Here glow the lamps,
And teaspoons clatter to the cosy hum
Of scientific circles…
‘Q’

Osenfort

Authorities recently sanctioned the public release (through the Oxford Mail, on Isis Day, 17th July, 2008) of the astonishing news that a huge henge, measuring at least 150 metres diameter, had been discovered less than half a mile to the north of Carfax, at the centre of Oxford. The  massive megalithic site, far bigger than Stonehenge, had been realised, they claim, when builders were preparing land behind houses in St Giles for the new ‘Kendrew Quadrangle’ development by St John’s College.

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News and Features

30th August

News and features

Tis wonderful how circumstances roll into each other. With the information that Hugh Simmonds body was discovered in woods near Chalfont St. Giles, and that village being the one time home of the poet John Milton one’s mind is drawn to the visionary romantic poet and artist, William Blake. Next I hear from my friend Neil Hague, a contemporary Blake, in many ways, with news of his latest artwork…and then I get a notice from WordPress of a new ‘like’ and ‘follow’ on my books’ blog, by the illustrator and writer G.E. Gallas who has only gone and produced a stunning graphic novel in a tribute to William Blake.

poetandtheflea230x37030 pages of a marvellous graphic novel by writer and illustrator G.E. Gallas. Enjoy:

The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert. Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of a Flea. The Flea reveals a vested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager. Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption?
The Poet and the Flea Ode to William Blake

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